November 4th, 2016

My Day In Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Office

After living in Massachusetts for too many years to count, I’m proud to call it home. It’s the people I’ve connected with over the years that make it such a special place.  Monday was a perfect reminder when I had the privilege of spending the afternoon in Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office with a group of incredible women. Each of these women shared her passion with Senator Warren (through her staff) and we talked about the need for strong federal legislation to protect consumers from toxic chemicals in personal care products and cosmetics. The purpose of the meeting with Senator Warren’s staff was to...

November 2nd, 2016

Get Out and Vote for Your Children’s Health

At this point in the election cycle, it’s pretty easy to lose sight of what’s at stake when we head to the polls to vote. Things have gotten ugly and out of hand and there’s so much hatred and animosity. These days it’s hard to imagine a “United States of America” since division and divisiveness are working against us. With November 8th being the official day to vote, we all have a responsibility to ensure that this horrible cycle stops now. For many of us, Election Day is already here. We have an incredible opportunity in many states to show up at...

October 27th, 2016

Top 7 Habits for Healthy Families

Sometimes I feel like a broken record. Encouraging my kids to make good choices and develop healthy habits sounds simple, but often they don’t listen to my repeated “requests”. I think most parents of teens and tweens would agree that there’s a fine line between nagging and gently encouraging. Let’s face it, kids are exhausted from being bombarded with demands from school, home, and extracurricular activities. It’s a lot for them to handle! Now throw in the constant reminders about creating healthy habits and that could cause a rebellion. It’s time for a new strategy to encourage my kids to form healthy...

October 18th, 2016

What Egg Carton Labels Really Mean

Eggs are a staple in our home and as a result, we are constantly restocking our supply. Our family’s been part of a CSA for many years and we receive an organic egg share each week. The eggs are delicious and definitely taste different than their store bought version. The CSA delivers the eggs in plain egg cartons, devoid of any labels. Almost all egg cartons at the supermarket tell a different story. On your next trip to the supermarket take a good look at the egg cartons. As a consumer, it’s become quite confusing to buy a simple carton of...

October 7th, 2016

6 Stylish Reusable Water Bottles You’ll Want to Own

More and more people are making the switch to reusable water bottles. Just this morning I was walking out of a spin class at the gym and I noticed a woman carrying an interesting looking reusable water bottle with a wood finish. Looking down at my old, dented water bottle I came to the realization that reusable water bottles do sometimes need to be replaced. We’ve also been known to misplace a water bottle or two (or more) over the years. When reusable water bottles first became popular there weren’t many options. There were a few different brands and an assortment...

September 30th, 2016

Kia Soul EV Rocks the Electric Vehicle World

I have been given compensation for this post by Kia Motors. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. A few years ago Kia handed me the keys to a bright green Kia Soul to test it out around Boston. It was spring at the time and my afternoons were generally spent in the car getting three boys from one field to another. Things haven’t changed much. I remember being concerned since at first glance the Kia Soul appeared too small to work for our family. The outcome after a week of driving it was “the car was surprisingly large inside and...

September 28th, 2016

Please Stop Using Baby Powder With Talc

Baby powder was a staple in our bathroom when I was growing up. I vividly remember the white powder container standing prominently on the countertop. Like so many families, the most common use was after a bath. To this day, the smell of baby powder makes me think of clean babies and children. Baby powder has joined a growing list of products marketed to familes that could be harmful. Much like Tide Free and Gentle laundry detergent, it can sometimes contain a cancer-causing ingredient: talcum powder. Babies aren’t the only ones using baby powder. Many adults continue to use baby powder as...

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